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Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« on: May 09, 2009, 08:29:24 pm »
Another great idea was born at friday drinks last night.

We should go for a semi technical ride on Saturday afternoon.

Of all the okes who were keen Jman rocked up, Bike ready, pre-scratched and everything.

The route we rode.


Started of easily then we came to some hills.

Looked a bit scary at first but we decided to give it a go.


I made it down ...


Then got the camera ready for Jman....

Where's he....?



Where's he....?


Ders he...!!!


cross country's better than the path




Then we followed the valley for a short while, but the sandy whoops got boring so when we saw the next hill Jman said let's go up.


so we did.. The camera never shows the real angle of the slopes.
I slowed a bit near the top because of large rocks and ended up stalling and after much wheel spinning and sideways riding got to the top.

Jman learnt from My mistakes and just flew up..


The top


We continued up and down and along for a while









Jman was realy getting the hang of the slopes.
Just to show his superiority he even used the tank to smooth the path on this one.



Unfortunately I was too late with the camera




but then he came flying past again


I love the views there even though the terrain is short brush and very rocky


Bakkie phoned and he was at the sandy playground so we said we'd meet him there.

Crossing the Missionvale road we road past the race track, shooting range and then down a slight slope.

The camera was at ±20° angle when taking this shot.
engine off... using clutch and front brake and paddling down.
occasionally with both back and front locked the bike just kept sliding.
Was very greatful for long legs


down along the sandy river bed then up the other side.
Phoned Bakkie to find he was behind us.. some how we had missed each other.

We agreed to all meet at the sand track.

road through an archway of trees.


Nothing like soft sand on the S bend


Then we played around in the sand while waiting for Bakkie.
Eventually he phones. "go on without me, helping someone fix a puncture"

But it was time for Jman to go home as his curfew was almost over.

We road out and parted ways with me going the Out of Africa pub were Bakkie finally caught up with me.

There we meet Fugly, Rone and Green Mamba,  Posing around the new BMW 800 drinking beer.

« Last Edit: May 10, 2009, 03:33:17 pm by Thump »
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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 08:33:07 pm »
Note the arrows on the helmet??
Helps to see which way he's going when he's riding slow.. :laughing4:
It really works :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009, 08:33:53 pm »
Thanks Jman

That was good fun, I really enjoyed it.

Don't forget to post your pics
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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009, 09:12:47 pm »
Was that "bear" we were drinking lactating??
Don’t worry about things that aren’t, worry about things that are and your decisions are so much easier to make!
 

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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 07:33:42 am »
Awesome one guys  :thumleft:
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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 07:37:02 am »
nice, looks like a good proving ground to up one's skills!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 07:57:51 am »
Thanks Thump, was lekker fun, and hard work, did some lekker spins in the sand, build some confidence, and went where you should not go with a freewind.
I only took my cellphone camera with so the pic are a bit lellik, but will post just now.  Put my bike down only once on a rocky uphill, to my defence, there was a big rock hidden in die grass, which threw me sideways, and after a couple of "o moer hier gat ek, and wibbly wobbly's I came to a stand still on the uphill, and then just lost my footing, and layed her down kinda softly.
I was very glad Thump got up that incline where he got stuck without momentum, becuase that was one moer of an uphill, and I did not feel like climbing up there.  Well done there, I think it is more difficult getting started again on such a rocky incline than just riding it through!
Some very beautiful senery right on our door step, I was home in 15mins!
Sorry I missed you bakkie, next time, had to get home for a date.
Will post foto's now
« Last Edit: May 10, 2009, 08:53:50 am by Jman »
 

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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2009, 08:18:12 am »
Thump stuck on the incline
Thump on top
Uitenhage in the distance
PE the other way
Rocky road down, thump was behind that little bush there
 

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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2009, 08:23:26 am »
That looks like some really good riding areas.  :thumleft: One day soon I hope to make down there and explore.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2009, 08:23:50 am »
Uphill through the rocks, luckly we came down here not up
Thump talking to Bakkie, the first of 5 times
Treetunnel, cool, sorry the bike was ideling, and I was shaking from the effort, bit blurred
Where's Thump? he went down there, there were you can't see the road!
 

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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2009, 08:33:23 am »
Lekke een
Nou kyk nou net waar het daai hond loop lê!
 

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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2009, 08:49:04 am »
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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2009, 09:08:01 am »
 ???Semi- tech. Well done.
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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2009, 03:38:38 pm »
Was that "bear" we were drinking lactating??
No but it looked like you were.

See you still battling to get that "New 800" smile off your dial. ;D :biggrin:

Bike still looking very nice. :ricky: :ricky:
« Last Edit: May 10, 2009, 03:39:10 pm by Thump »
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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2009, 04:52:02 pm »
Sorry I missed you bakkie, next time, had to get home for a date.
Will post foto's now

where are the pics of the date????????
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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2009, 04:55:08 pm »
Wow, nice hills there. Must have been great fun  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2009, 04:58:28 pm »
Sorry I missed you bakkie, next time, had to get home for a date.
Will post foto's now

where are the pics of the date????????

There you go:
 

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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2009, 05:01:16 pm »
Was yours the shrivelled up one on the right??

No wonder you had to get home quickly.
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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2009, 05:06:12 pm »
Jip, They are much nicer like that. More flavour
 

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Re: Thump & Jman's semi Technical ride.
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2009, 07:00:11 pm »
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